I bought this fancy new Transcend external hard disk that connects with USB 3.0 and doesn’t have external power coming in. I encrypted it with the gnome-disks program and it seemed to finish ok. Now the problem is that my computer won’t regonize the hard disk every thime I plug it in. I’ve tried every USB port but it doesn’t make any difference. Sometimes I have to reboot the computer a couple of times before it’ll regonize it. The device isn’t even listed with the lsblk -command.
Is this normal? Could this be a problem in the HD itself? Maybe the computer won’t give enough power for the HD? I don’t have another computer to test the disk with.
External HD acting up